Norovirus and child care: challenges in outbreak control

Elmira T Isakbaeva, Sandra N Bulens, R Suzanne Beard, Susan Adams, Stephan S Monroe, Sandra S Chaves, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Roger I Glass

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An infant with diarrhea attended a community playgroup. In the subsequent 48 hours, 6 of the 7 mothers and children reported gastroenteritis; fecal specimens from 5 persons tested positive for norovirus, with identical sequences. No breach of hygiene or contact with fecal matter was identified. Excluding the child with gastroenteritis from the playgroup could have prevented this outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Infectious Diseases Journal
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Adult
  • Caliciviridae Infections/epidemiology
  • Child Day Care Centers
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Feces/virology
  • Female
  • Gastroenteritis/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Norovirus/isolation & purification


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